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Christi C Goeller

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Lawsuits & Disputes, Personal Injury

About Me

My practice is devoted to civil litigation with a focus on personal injury claims involving motor vehicle accidents, dog bites, slip & falls, medical malpractice, worksite safety and products liability. However, I have experience handling a wide variety of civil cases, including property damage claims, employment issues, commercial and contractual disputes, construction defect claims and landlord-tenant disputes, municipal law.



I have been a licensed attorney for approximately 12 years and am experienced with all aspects of litigation, from initial investigations and formal discovery to trial and appeals. Having represented both plaintiffs and defendants, I have unique insight into how insurance companies respond to claims and the tactics they use in their defense.


I am admitted to practice in the State of Washington and before the U.S. District Court - Western District of Washington and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.


I grew up in the Puget Sound area and now reside in Tacoma with my husband. I have three cats and two dogs, plus many, many fish. My hobbies include digital photography, writing and home remodeling - much to my husband's dismay. He and I also participate in fundraising for Multiple Sclerosis research and remain hopeful that there will soon be a cure for this terrible disease.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Car Accidents: 40%
    12 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    12 years
  3. Lawsuits & Disputes: 30%
    12 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-250/hour), Contingent (30-40%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Donald John-Mark Kenney

    Christi is an impressive attorney with strong litigation skills and experience. I am impressed with her years of expertise in the area. She and i are working on a project together and immediately after explaining the complex matters involved, she identified the issues and was able to competently analyze and discuss them with me. She's a great addition to our team!

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    Donald Kenney Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Elizabeth C. Thompson

    I endorse this lawyer. Christi is a smart, effective litigator. She has a wide breadth of experience and does a terrific job representing her clients.

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    Elizabeth Thompson Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Luce & Associates, PS

4505 Pacific Highway E.
Suite A
Tacoma, WA, 98424

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200307/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Trial Advocacy Skills DiplomaNational Institute of Trial Advocacy2004
Recognition of Outstanding Achievement in the Study of LawWho's Who Among American Law Students2002
Outstanding Trial Team AwardAttorney General of Washington1999

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney; Litigation Department ManagerLuce Kenney & Associates, PS2013 - Present
AttorneyPalace Law Offices2011 - 2012
Senior AssociateGierke, Curwen, P.S.2008 - 2010
AttorneyLaw Offices of Harold D. Carr2007 - 2008
AttorneySafeco Insurance Company2004 - 2007
Judicial Law ClerkKitsap County Superior Court2004 - 2004
Administrative InternAttorney General of Washington1998 - 2000

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Association for JusticeMember2011 - Present
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMember2008 - 2009
Washington Women Lawyers, Judicial Evaluation CommitteeMember2007 - Present
Better Business BureauArbitrator2006 - 2010
Washington Women LawyersMember2005 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationEagle Member2004 - 2008
King County Bar AssociationMember2004 - 2012
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Braswell v. Shoreline Fire Dept.Affirmed and remanded.
Jackson v. City of TacomaSettlement
Hill v. SimuelSettled for policy limits ($25,000)

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
St Martin's CollegeCriminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts2000

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
South Sound Year End Wrap UpDamages Update2009
Auto Cases: The Cutting EdgeMotions in Limine2008